Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 24 - 30 From 1,504 acres of sweet potatoes in 1929 census figures show Sumter County to have 1,922 acres in 1939 to rank 46th in the nation, according to County Agent J.M. Eleazer. "This increase in potatoes has been … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 17 - 23 Aubrey Hatfield, son of A.J. Hatfield, well known bicycle and automotive accessories dealer, recently averaged almost 15 miles an hour riding his Victory model bicycle from Columbia to Sumter in three hours. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 10-16 Shaw Field's baseball team won its opener against the University of South Carolina in a game played at Hovey Park on Saturday afternoon but dropped the All-Service team league contest to the 26th Division of … more
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